AirTran Airways Begins New Nonstop Service to Las Vegas From Both Akron/Canton and Flint

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AAI) , today began new nonstop flights from both Bishop International Airport in Flint and Akron-Canton Airport in Northeast Ohio. The new flights operate five times weekly and are served by the airline’s popular Boeing 737 aircraft.

“Both Akron-Canton and Flint have been tremendously successful markets for AirTran Airways, and we’re very pleased to expand our nonstop service offerings from each airport,” said Kevin Healy, AirTran Airways’ vice president of planning. “Leisure and business travelers from these areas will enjoy the convenient access to all of the entertainment excitement in Las Vegas.”

“We are thrilled that AirTran Airways is adding Las Vegas to their growing list of nonstop destinations from Akron-Canton,” said Akron-Canton Airport Director Fred Krum. “They provide exactly what Northeast Ohio travelers expect, low fares and great service; and we offer the best airport experience in the region. It’s a winning combination. Thank you AirTran for making us a better way to go.”

“AirTran Airways continues to take the initiative to ‘step-up-to-the- plate’ and bring our passengers the nonstop destinations that they’ve been asking us for,” said Bishop International Airport Director Jim Rice. “They’re an incredible airline to work with, and a terrific product to fly. Their success in the Southeast Michigan region can be directly attributed to their efforts to deliver a quality product, with friendly service, at an affordable price.”

AirTran Airways now offers the following nonstop flight options to/from Las Vegas:

Nonstop Service from Las Vegas

To Departs Arrives Frequency
Akron-Canton 5:35 p.m. 12:45 a.m. Daily, except
Tuesday and Wednesday
Flint 8:00 a.m. 2:50 p.m. Daily, except
Tuesday and Wednesday
Nonstop Service to Las Vegas

From Departs Arrives Frequency
Akron-Canton 7:05 a.m. 8:10 a.m. Daily, except
Tuesday and Wednesday
Flint 3:30 p.m. 4:35 p.m. Daily, except
Tuesday and Wednesday

AirTran Airways, one of America’s largest low-fare airlines with 6,400 friendly, professional Crew Members, operates over 500 daily flights to 48 destinations. The airline’s hub is at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where it is the second largest carrier. AirTran Airways recently added the fuel-efficient Boeing 737-700 aircraft to create America’s youngest all-Boeing fleet. The airline is also the first carrier to install XM Satellite Radio on a commercial aircraft. For reservations or more information, visit (America Online Keyword: AirTran).

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